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Priory Fields School

Priory FieldsSchool

Term 3

What happened in 1666?

We became detectives and examined historical sources to discover what had happened. We looked at The London Gazette newspaper, extracts from Samuel Pepys’ diary and pictures to determine what happened. We discovered that in 1666 a great fire spread through London. Great detective skills were shown when we realised that the pictures of the big red bus and the helicopter over London Bridge could not be real as these things did not exist in 1666?

We have found that the fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane, how far the fire spread and how quickly. We will look at how buildings and London have changed over time, why the fire spread and how Londoners tried to stop it!

Through this we will answer the big idea – What impact did this event have on our lives today?